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Advice for Aspiring Linguists: How to Make it in Today’s Industry

By jason
    May 11, 2018     On a recent trip to Australia, French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron committed a rather embarrassing slip of the tongue. “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome…” Macron told Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull ...

Topics: Localization, Translation, Language

Why Global Companies Need Language Solutions to Succeed

By jason
May 08, 2018 Today’s global companies face an interesting paradox: Technology enables them to reach new audiences around the globe, but also forces them to overhaul their communication strategies to successfully adapt to these culturally and linguistically ...

Topics: Localization, Strategy, Translation, Language Solutions

Video Remote Interpreting: Enhancing Patient Care And Cutting Costs

By jason
According to the Center for Disease Control, in the U.S. alone there are 990.8 million physicians’ visits and 267.1 million emergency room visits or hospital outpatient visits in a year. The patients visiting these healthcare institutions come from a variety ...

Topics: Strategy, Technology, Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting

Looking For An Interpreting Provider? Here's What To Consider

By jason
Strong communication is foundational to your relationships with customers. With more than 25 million people in the United States who are limited English proficient (LEP), most companies have at least an occasional need for interpreting services. If you’ve ...

Topics: Strategy, Interpreting

Securing Patient Data: What Your Language Provider Should Know About HIPAA

By jason
While HIPAA compliance might complicate your life, the goal of the regulation is really the same as yours: protecting patients. You’re looking out for their physical well-being, while HIPAA is safeguarding their private information. Medical professionals ...

Topics: healthcare, Translation, Compliance, Compiance, HIPAA, Language Providers, Legal

Back to Basics: The Benefits of Machine Translation

By jason
If you’re at all familiar with the language translation industry, you’ve heard debate about the pros and cons of machine translation (MT), a technology that uses computer software rather than a human to translate text. Though the technology arrived in the ...

Topics: Machine Translation

Webinar | Machine Translation: Technology and Evolution

By jason
When: Thursday, March 22 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CST Register Here Keeping up with the fast-paced world of Machine Translation (MT) technology is a challenge for professionals both inside and outside the field. What MT methods are the fastest, most ...

Topics: Machine Translation, elearning, webinars

Localization Strategy Guide – The Cultural Dimensions of Germany

By jason
July 21, 2017   To many businesses, Germany is the perfect place for business dealings. It ranks third in both total exports and imports, and has a strong economy that is the largest in Europe and the 5th largest in the world. Its impressive business sector ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks

SAP Localization 101

By jason
July 20, 2017 You’ve probably heard the terms SAP and ERP thrown around if you’ve spent much time navigating the language industry. But what does SAP refer to? And what does it take to complete an international ERP rollout? SAP (Systems, Applications and ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation

Can You Afford to Go Without Translation Services?

By jason
July 17, 2017 Oftentimes, getting quality translations isn’t considered to be top priority for a global project or initiative. Why should you have to pay money to translate your content, when you can do it for free on the Internet, or have an employee whose ...

Topics: Best Practices, Strategy, Translation

The Many, Many Languages Of the European Union

By jason
July 14, 2017 The European Union continues to be a strong proponent of multilingualism, prioritizing and promoting language diversity. That emphasis on multilingualism has permeated many parts of life in the EU. Students often learn at least one foreign ...

Topics: Language Learner, Translation

A Language Unlike Any Other: What is Nicaraguan Sign Language?

By jason
    June 08, 2017     When new languages emerge, they’re usually categorized as pidgins. These languages are simplistic and basic, created from combining basic elements of two or more languages. Over time, many pidgins will evolve into creoles, which feature ...

Topics: Interpretation, Language Learner, Lost in Translation, Translation, Interpreting, Lost in Translation